Myth & Captivation of the Cyclops Coast – Private Tour

The nearby coast of Acitrezza is characterized by its tumbled black lava and the rocks of Cyclops, according to the Odyssey, supposed to been hurled at Ulysses when he escaped from Polyphemus.


The presence of Etna, both beautiful and sinister, must have some fatalistic effect on the character of the inhabitants of Catania, though it seems to be taken cheerfully for granted. In the old center it has many grand and important Baroque buildings made out of dark grey lava. In the middle of the Piazza del Duomo is the symbol of the city: the much loved fountain with its black elephant.

If someone had to spend just one day in Sicily and asked “What ought I to see?” The answer without hesitation is “Taormina

The view is among the loveliest of Italy. The panorama is dominated by Etna, often topped with snow and always smoking. The vegetation is lush with sub-tropical plants, the climate is delightful.


Starting from Catania. The day begins by visiting the Baroque center of CATANIA (the city of the composer Vincenzo Bellini) with the Piazza del Duomo and the symbol of the city, the black elephant. During a brief Walking Tour you’ll get the chance to appreciate this lively city. Don’t miss the Pescheria or fish market, a boisterous and fascinating place.

Stop en route along the amazing black lava coast of ACITREZZA with the famous Cyclops rocks. Continue to TAORMINA, the pearl of the Ionian Sea. Together we’ll visit the lovely town center including the Greek Theatre which has inspired generations of travelers and artists.

What’s Included

  • Private Walking Tours in Catania and Taormina.
  • Private transportation according to itinerary.
  • Parking/Highway fees.
  • Pick up/ Drop off at the hotel.

What’s Extra

  • Admission fees in general.
  • Meals & Beverages.

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